For this year’s Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture we welcome author and historian Jock Phillips. His book A History of New Zealand in 100 Objects tells our story through the objects and artefacts we’ve made through the centuries. In this talk he will hone this approach even further by focusing on just 10 items, all of them sewn or embroidered. Join him for what’s sure to be a fascinating journey through the social history of Aotearoa.
The late Mina McKenzie became Director of Manawatū Museum in 1978, the first Māori museum director in the country. She retired from the role in 1994. Every year the Museum Society honours her memory and her enormous contribution to museums, locally and nationally, with a lecture given by a prominent guest speaker.
Image: Tepaeru Tereora’s tīvaevae (detail). Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.